Sign Language for Beginners. 10-10:40 a.m., every Friday, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, early childhood room, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org. Pre-registration recommended. Sign Language. 10:45-11:15 a.m., every Friday, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, early childhood room, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org. Pre-registration required.
Child care information session, Noon-1 p.m., every Thursday, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, free.
Musical Story Time with Ms. Rachel. 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m., every Tuesday, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, early childhood room, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org.
Exhibit. “Charly Palmer: The Dream Lives On.” DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. Featuring works by painter Charly “Carlos” Parlmer in an exhibit celebrating and documenting the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Runs through Dec. 8.
By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Venerated historian, teacher and civil rights activist Timuel Black was honored in Washington, D.C., on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Black, 94, traveled to the nation’s capital to receive the honor last month. Martin Luther King Jr. asked Black to organize locally to bring Chicagoans to the(…)
By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The first retailers in Harper Court opened to the public last week. Athletic shoe retailer Villa, 5230 S. Lake Park Ave., opened over Labor Day weekend with an opening celebration last Friday. AT&T, which previously operated at 1457 E. 53rd St., relocated next to Villa and Starbucks, which formerly sat(…)
RECOMMENDED Where: The Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. When: through Oct. 27 Tickets: $22-$59 Phone: 773-325-1700 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic After the opening number of the new production of “The Color Purple” at the Mercury Theater, I was seriously worried. It had all the earmarks of a high school or college show. Bob(…)
By ANDREW HOLZMAN The question I’m probably asked most, and yet am least prepared to answer, is, “Why did you get started working with seniors?” When it comes to the work I’m doing in Chicago, the answer is actually easy. Last Christmas, it felt very strange not having someone to plan a holiday party for,(…)